Troy Tulowitzki clobbered a pair of solo home runs off Cole Hamels on Friday, powering the Rockies to a 4-1 victory over the Phillies.
Tulo got the Rockies on the board with his solo blast in the first inning and repeated the feat in the third inning. He also collected a pair of singles, finishing the night 4-for-4 with two runs scored and a pair of RBI. The oft-injured shortstop is now hitting .285/.303/.456 with four long balls and 20 RBI on the season.
Chad Bettis was outstanding in Friday's victory over the Phillies, allowing just two hits over eight scoreless innings.
The right-hander punched out eight in the impressive outing and didn't issue a walk. He has been nothing short of spectacular in his last two outings, allowing just two runs over 15 1/3 innings and posting a 15/2 K/BB ratio. While he obviously won't continue at this pace and pitches his home games at Coors Field, he could be worth a look as a streaming option in NL-only or deeper mixed leagues.
Maikel Franco went 0-for-4 with a strikeout as the Phillies fell to the Rockies on Friday.
As a team, the Phillies managed just two hits against Chad Bettis who was brilliant on the evening. While Franco has shown flashes of brilliance early in his Phillies career, he's now hitting a disappointing .218/.259/.382 through his first 58 plate appearances.
Cole Hamels pitched well in a losing effort against the Rockies on Friday, allowing just two runs on five hits over his eight frames.
The All-Star left-hander racked up nine strikeouts on the evening while walking just one. Both of the runs he allowed were solo home runs off the bat of Troy Tulowitzki. An increasingly popular name in trade rumblings, Hamels will bring a 2.91 ERA and 76/25 K/BB ratio into Thursday's start against the Reds.
Dan Haren yielded two runs over seven innings in a 4-3 win over the Mets on Friday.
Haren allowed just four hits on the night, with the only damage coming on solo homers from Lucas Duda and Curtis Granderson. The veteran right-hander struck out four and walked one in the victory and now owns a 3.03 ERA through 10 starts this season. He'll get the Cubs next week at home.
Matt Harvey took the loss Friday after giving up four runs over eight innings against the Marlins.
The big blow was a three-run homer by Justin Bour in the fourth inning. Harvey was pretty dominant otherwise, allowing a total of six hits and one walk while striking out a season-high 11 batters. He's now winless over his last five starts and will bring a 3.11 ERA into a start against the Diamondbacks on the road next week.
A.J. Ramos worked around trouble Friday against the Mets to secure his third save of the season.
After entering the bottom of the ninth inning with a two-run lead, Ramos allowed a leadoff single to Ruben Tejada before throwing a wild pitch. He got Lucas Duda to strike out swinging, but then allowed a bloop to left field which ended up going for a double and brought the Mets to within one run. However, Ramos managed to strike out Michael Cuddyer before getting Wilmer Flores to ground out to end it. The 28-year-old is 3-for-3 in save chances since taking over the closer role from Steve Cishek and owns an excellent 1.13 ERA and 30/7 K/BB ratio over 24 innings this season. The Marlins haven't been winning much recently, but he needs to be owned in all fantasy leagues.
Justin Bour clubbed a three-run homer in Friday's win over the Mets.
His fourth-inning blast off Matt Harvey was his only hit in four at-bats Friday, but it was the biggest play of the game. Bour is now hitting .361 (22-for-61) with five home runs and nine RBI over 28 games this season. With Michael Morse (finger) on the DL, he should be owned in all NL-only fantasy leagues.